After IPSE lobbying, government is starting a consultation on giving the Small Business Commissioner more powers to clamp down on late payment.
There is a 43 per cent gender pay gap among the self-employed, research by IPSE has found. This is significantly higher than the 17 per cent among employees.
IPSE's response to the announcement that Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal has resigned.
For National Work-Life Week, IPSE is calling on government to clamp down on late payment, to allow the UK’s 4.9-million self-employed workforce to enjoy a better work-life balance.
IPSE has responded to 18 businesses being penalised for late payment, warning it shows the practice is ‘endemic’ in British industry.
The number of women turning to self-employment has risen by 57 per cent since 2008, a new report by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has found.
IPSE welcomes the Business, Energy and Industrial Select Committee’s (BEIS) call to allow the Small Business Commissioner to fine companies who pay freelancers late.
IPSE has warned that late payments and unpaid work are a serious problem for freelancers and the self-employed across the UK.